Wednesday, July 20, 2005

Roe v Wade is NOT about Women's Rights

Can we be clear about this? Roe v Wade is about the right to PRIVACY. Its about the government keeping its nose out of your personal business. Its the same principle as Griswold v Connecticut which said that laws preventing married couples from using birth control violating an individual's right to privacy.

The problem with rescinding Roe is that is means the government would be able to tell EVERYONE, not just women, what they can and can't do in highly personal matters. That is not acceptable in a modern democracy. Period.

I've always thought the way to frame this is something to do with a men's health issue that is very much in the realm of personal privacy. Not sure what, but that's how I think we have to re-frame the Roe v Wade principle.


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